Electrical meters look to become high tech!

Look who is getting involved:
A smart meter alone won't save you energy. That is down to how you interpret and act on the data, spurring Microsoft to announce the launch of its energy management service, Hohm (microsoft-hohm.com), while the German utility Yello Strom, the first European company to use Google's PowerMeter (google.org/powermeter), has developed a prototype application that lets its meters tweet customers' energy consumption.